Coconut butter can be great for your hair and skin

Keep it Real – Gabi Tells it Like it Is

Q: I have dry, fine hair. What can I use that will soften without weighing it down?

A: Girl (or boy), I feel you – I have the same problem. I’ve always been slightly obsessed with hair and have tried a number of different products over the years. I even convinced my mom to let me get a perm once. Thank God that was before the days of Facebook and Instagram as I would never live it down today. The two things I have found to work best are leave in conditioner and coconut butter. That’s right, I said coconut butter. I read a lot about the topical benefits and decided to pick up a jar while grocery shopping and haven’t turned back! After spritzing my hair with a leave in conditioner, I head to my kitchen (the bathroom is too warm to store your jar) and run a dime sized portion through my damp hair before drying. I use some again when I am done doing my thing with a curling iron. My hair is soft, smells great and isn’t greasy in the slightest.

The best part is that the jar will last you up to two years and you can double it as a skin moisturizer. My only caution would be if you plan on cooking with said coconut butter, best to get another jar for you know, sanitary reasons.

About The Author

Gabi Pirraglia

When she isn’t writing communications strategies or coming up with witty subject lines for emails, Gabi spends her days scouring the city’s best thrift stores and shops for well cut jackets and leather purses. Her keen eye for style and aesthetic means friends come to her for style advice, tips and guidance. She uses her working knowledge of fashion and communications to help them choose pieces that reflect who they are and the message they are trying to convey. Gabi is a firm believer in using individual style to communicate who you are and what you are all about. She also advocates the use of proper grammar and wearing gold sequins in the afternoon while drinking Earl Grey tea. Favourite place in Toronto: The Distillery District at Christmas time.

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